The Weekend Warrior (Mar 12-15)

KEVIN FARLEY
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 12-14
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Reno Tahoe Comedy welcomes back Kevin Farley to Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub for five uproarious standup performances this weekend.  The talented brother of the late Chris Farley just can’t get enough of Reno, and we can’t get enough of his humor!  If you’ve never seen him do standup, watch “It Happened One Christmas” from one of his recent shows.  Enjoy the cozy, smoke-free venue where you can grab a drink at the near-full-service bar and settle in for an evening of a healthy dose of laughs.  For more information and ticket sales in advance, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

TRACY SMITH
THURSDAY, MARCH 12

LEX NIGHTCLUB

What better weekend to go see Tracy Smith live than just before St. Patty’s Day!  It’s the “Irish Catholic School Girl Gone Wild Show,” and we’re all invited to watch her bring down the house with her spicy comedy.  She has been featured on Comedy Network and Comedy Central, and has toured with the Bob & Tom Radio Show Allstars.   Check her out in the Newfoundland Comedy Festival 10 years ago, and enjoy Tracy Smith who headlines at LEX Nightclub Thursday night.  Get tickets to see her live at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ALL WEEKEND
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART – 160 W Liberty St, Reno

Perhaps you’re in the mood to get creative and bring out your inner artist this weekend!  Here are the classes and workshops offered to the Nevada Museum of Art:

Friday, Mar 13- Screens in the School: Roman Holiday.  Free!  View the classic movie Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Participants will screen-print movie posters, watch the movie and engage in lively discussions with local cinephiles!
Saturday, Mar 14- Book Arts:  Introduction to Western Paper Marbling.  Gain hands-on experience in all aspects of marbling from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classic patterns.
Saturday, Mar 14- Exposing Photos for Film and Digital Cameras.  Great course for photographers to continue their education on exposure, or a great jumping off point for those just getting into photography, but are looking for something beyond a beginner course.
Saturday, Mar 14- Girls’ Night Out: Nostalgia Tape Deck Accordion Books.  Remember the days of making mix-tapes with your friends? Re-live the glory days of cassette tapes as you design and make a musically inspired, accordion-fold book that will fit neatly into a cassette case.
Sunday, Mar 15- Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics.  Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting.

Visit NevadaArt.org for this weekend’s schedule, registration info,
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!
NOISES OFF!
PLAYING THRU SATURDAY, APRIL 4 (DAYS VARY BY WEEK)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE

It’s Weekend #2 of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre this weekend!  The play, brimming with slapstick comedy, takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. It is more specifically a play-within-a-play that captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of ‘Nothing On’ in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run.  Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. This delightful production runs through April 4!  For tickets and more info, please visit GoodLuckMacbeth.org.

THE IMAGINARY INVALID
FRI-SUN, MAR 13-15 , THURS-SUN, MAR 19-22 & THURS-SUN, MAR 26-29

RENO LITTLE THEATER

All troubles, real & imaginary, are relieved by laughter in this slapstick comedy at Reno Little Theatre. The Imaginary Invalid is a zany little production about a hypochondriac who complains of a million imaginary ailments consequently drumming up astronomical medical bills. He concocts a plan to wed his daughter to a doctor in hopes of receiving free medical care, but she has her eye on another.  Written by Moliére and adopted by Milles Malleson, this local play opens this weekend and runs through March.  For show days/times and more info, please visit RenoLittleTheatre.org.

DUSTIN LYNCH
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 (8 pm)

RENO BALLROOM

Since launching his country music career eight years ago, Dustin Lynch has experienced quite the run of success, producing four studio albums that reached No. 1, 1, 2 and 4 on the US Country Charts since 2012.  The strapping, Tennessee-based rising star has developed a strong fan following with hit songs like “Small Town Boy,” “Ridin’ Roads” and “Seein’ Red.”  Catch him live at the Reno Ballroom Friday night, and get your tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

ROSES ARE RAD FILM FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 (6:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL

Whitney Peak’s Cargo Concert Hall hosts the event we’ve all been waiting for this winter at Rose Are Rad Film Festival. It’s local skiers’ and snowboarders’ time to shine on the big screen, as their greatest 2-3 minutes are on display for event-goers to enjoy!  Ski/Snowboard vendors will be on-site to answer questions about products and sell their merch, and the event offers a raffle for fun prizes.  Proceeds benefit Sierra Avalanche Center.  For more information and tickets, please visit SkiRose.com.

THE GROWLERS
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (7-11:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL

Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene since their founding in 2006 in Dana Point, CA.  They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus, spawning their own annual event, “Beach Goth,” and developing an international fanbase, while releasing 6 studio records that trace a line from garage psych ballads to edgy radio pop.  This weekend, they take the stage at Cargo Concert Hall to entertain us with hits like “Night Ride,” One Million Lovers” and “Monotonia.”  Learn more and pick up your tickets at EventBrite.com.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
VIRGINIA CITY, NV

It’s that time again to man-up and experience Virginia’s famous annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry for yourself!  Have you ever eaten rocky mountain oysters before? Know what they are?  The look of the bull in the image above says it all. On a scale of one to fun, this event is off the chart, as it combines with VC’s outrageous St. Patrick’s Day celebration and parade too.  So throw on your favorite green Irish garb, and head up Geiger Grade to this super delightful “testy festy” on Saturday.  Event details may be found at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs OKC ENERGY FC
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (6:15 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD

It’s the third game of the 2020 season, and the Reno 1868 FC take on the OKC Energy FC at home!  Greater Nevada Field and 1868 invite us to cheer our young men on to victory against the 13th ranked team in the USL Western Conference.  Currently, Reno sits in 3rd early in the season.  Deck yourself head-to-toe in Blue, Silver-Grey and Gold and support our local team Saturday night.  Get tickets to the match in advance at Reno1868FC.com.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (7 pm)

RENO EVENT CENTER

Don’t miss your chance to see Lynyrd Skynyrd live!  It will likely be the last opportunity, as this is their farewell tour.  The iconic southern rock/blues rock/hard rock band has been entertaining fans for the last 56 years.  While the look and members of the band have evolved through the decades, original guitarist Gary Rossington and guitarist/vocalist Ricky Medlocke still rock on!  You’ll enjoy massive hits like “Simple Man,” “Free Bird,” “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Gemme Three Steps.”  Buy your tickets now at TicketMaster.com or save some $$$ by purchasing them at the Silver Legacy Box Office.

KATHLEEN MADIGAN
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

For 30 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. This weekend, she squeezes in a special performance at the Silver Legacy Grand Expositional Hall.  Her career in standup started out as “a reason to drink” and seemed to evolve with little effort into acting in sitcoms and NETFLIX and even a television commercial. Click here to see Kathleen talk about her naturally happy younger sister.  And catch her live by purchasing your tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

LEPRECHAUN CRAWL
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (8 pm-4 am)
DOWNTOWN RENO

I think deep down, there is a little leprechaun in all of us, just bursting at the seams to emerge once a year!  This year, Downtown Reno’s big annual Leprechaun Crawl comes a little earlier than St. Patty’s Day to fall on the preceding Saturday, March 14.  Yes, that gleaming pot o’ gold is nestled right in the heart of our city, where all Irish, and Wanna-Be-Irish gather to act silly while wearing oodles of green clothing and costumes, and throwing a few drinks back.  Check out the details of this memorable event, including the 19-venue map, drink specials and more at CrawlReno.com.

LEPRECHAUN RACE – 5k WALK & RUN
SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (8:30 am)

BEGINNING AT TERRY LEE WELLS NEVADA DISCOVER MUSEUM

Perfect for novice runners, the 8th Annual Leprechaun Race brings loads of fun and is relatively flat!  The course leads participants through the Wells and Midtown Districts, is closed to traffic, and is highly monitored by Reno PD and volunteers.  If you reach the finish line before the leprechaun who gives you a head start, you’ll win a special prize.  Other event giveaways, music, and other goodies are all part of the experience.  The event raises money for the Discovery Museum.  For more details, please visit Race178.com/LeprechaunRace.

FLOGGING MOLLY
SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (7:30 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Experience a rare mix of rollicking punk rhythms with traditional Irish instruments, when the LA-based Celtic rockers of Flogging Molly take the stage at the Grand Sierra Sunday night!  The internationally acclaimed seven-piece Irish-American band brings songs that range from “fast and furious” to “tears in your whiskey,” and has captured the attention and following from audiences around the world.  Get a feel for their music in “Drunken Lullabies,” “Requiem For A Dying Song” and “If I Ever Leave This World Alive.”  See them live in Reno, and purchase tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

YOUR LOCAL SKI CONDITIONS AND LIFT STATUS
ANYDAY
CHOOSE AN AWESOME LOCAL RESORT

With unsettled weather heading into our region this weekend, you may want to consider venturing up the mountain to play in that white stuff again!  Check our local ski resorts’ weather, snow conditions and lift statuses in the links below before deciding where to go!

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE RENO-SPARKS MARKET?
Find out how the final numbers for median sales price, inventory, new listings, new contracts and more, in the March 2020 Market Report.  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com to learn more!
Posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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